Salt Lake cable television viewers can expect better service under a new ordinance governing the city's cable TV franchise, passed by the City Council this week.

The ordinance requires the city's current cable TV franchise, TCI Cablevision of Utah Inc., to complete 95 percent of all repairs within 15 days. It would also extend service anywhere there is a sufficient number of subscribers or where customers are willing to pay the cost of an extension.Additionally, the ordinance would raise the current franchise fee of 2 percent of TCI's gross revenues to 5 percent, increasing city revenue from cable contracts from $70,000 to $170,000.